Skip to comments.Thinking they lost, 2 men threw out $1M Powerball ticket; now they're suing New Jersey Lottery
Posted on 06/26/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT by SMGFan
MAHWAH, N.J. Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing.
Cambria tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1lgeKlD ) newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.
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Call the Mahwahmbulance!!
If they kept the 2 other tickets, why didn’t they keep that one too?
“Dave’s not here!”
Does the site also indicate WHICH drawing it presents?
If so, then tough luck guys you should have looked closer!
How can they prove they had the winning ticket when they threw it away?
They might be able to show that they bought tickets at the same time the winner was sold, but that doesn’t mean they are the people who bought it, in which case it’s just an unclaimed prize.
I’d guess they think they have proof they had purchased the ticket that turned out to be a winner.
> Id guess they think they have proof they had purchased the ticket that turned out to be a winner.
Probably a regular receipt in which case then the idds of them being Amish goes way up.
I’m suspicious of this. The minimum Powerball jackpot is $40 million, not $1 million.
But neither of them had winning tickets anyway — right???
$1 million when you match the 5 white balls w/o red powerball.
“The men say they have two other tickets showing serial numbers that prove they had a winner. “ And I heard they claim missing ticket was the middle serial of the three.
Knew a guy who was legally blind won 5 million. First thing he did was buy a new car.
Don’t ever check the lottery numbers right away. They’ll still be the same in the morning.
Oyango? Is he related to BHO? Isn’t that the name of Obama’s drunk driving uncle who lives in Framingham, Massghanistan?
Ummm ... I believe I threw away a $1 Million ticket. Who do I sue?!
Same thing happened to me, TWICE.
If they have tickets that show they bought the ticket before AND the ticket after the winner, and the store’s machine shows that all 3 were purchased at the same time, then I say that is pretty good evidence.
Why not? With 5 million, he can hire a driver :)
There’s been at least one case of a prize being awarded without the ticket. Most lotteries have an investigative team to settle such issues, but it probably varies from state to state. Security video, clerk recognition, etc.
I know that a shady lawyer popped up with a winning ticket but couldn’t prove a ‘lawful chain of possession’ and lost the $12 million prize after an investigation.
Happens to me all the time.
Must be one of the Idiot-in-Chief's cousins.
Don’t know about New York, but the website I check the numbers on also displays the date of the drawing.
Never having purchased one of these things in my whole life perhaps there is something here I have not heard of. I have, however, heard of reports that “Oh, a winning ticket which has not yet been claimed had been bought from the drugstore at Smith and Jones streets in Anytown, so if you bought a ticket there you should look at it.” And so that the receipt might tie the purchase to the ticket’s number. Or it might not. Anyhow I sense sarcasm here so an explanation would be appreciated.